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Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements

Cazzato, V, Makris, S, Flavell, JC and Vicario, CM ORCID: 0000-0001-7557-9078 2018 , 'Group membership and racial bias modulate the temporal estimation of in-group/out-group body movements' , Experimental Brain Research, vol. 236, no. 8 , 2427–2437 , doi:

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Social group categorization has been mainly studied in relation to ownership manipulations involving highly-salient multisensorycues. Here, we propose a novel paradigm that can implicitly activate the embodiment process in the presence of groupaffiliation information, whilst participants complete a task irrelevant to social categorization. Ethnically White participantswatched videos of White- and Black-skinned models writing a proverb. The writing was interrupted 7, 4 or 1 s before completion.Participants were tasked with estimating the residual duration following interruption. A video showing only handkinematic traces acted as a control condition. Residual duration estimates for out-group and control videos were significantlylower than those for in-group videos only for the longest duration. Moreover, stronger implicit racial bias was negativelycorrelated to estimates of residual duration for out-group videos. The underestimation bias for the out-group condition mightbe mediated by implicit embodiment, affective and attentional processes, and finalized to a rapid out-group categorization.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Cazzato, V and Makris, S and Flavell, JC and Vicario, CM
Keywords: Time processing, racial bias
Journal or Publication Title: Experimental Brain Research
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0014-4819
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